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June 1st, 2020

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 02/06/2020

Entering Phase 2 of National Road Map and GAA Covid-19 Restrictions

All being well, the country should be entering Phase 2 of the Government’s Roadmap for re-opening, next Monday 8th June. With that in mind, the GAA will have issued guidance this week about the implications of this next phase for our facilities. This means that the Kilmore track could re-open and we will post on our social media platforms the definitive details of this, should it occur.

We will post on the Scotstown GAA Facebook page a list of the measures in general for Phase 2 (subject to government approval this Friday), but apart from the track re-opening, we do not expect any of our other facilities at the club to open. In line with the extension to the social distancing restrictions by the government, all activities at club, inter-county and educational levels remain suspended until July 20th. All games, training and team gatherings at all ages and all grades, Scor activities, our Club shop, Social Club, and Ciste are suspended. Any changes and new guidance by the GAA on return dates of activities will be updated on our Social media platforms. Remember to keep washing your hands, adhere to social distancing and follow all HSE guidelines. Please keep up your good work, your collective cop-on and patience, we will get through this and thanks.

New Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Next Draw Wednesday 10th June.

Thanks to everyone involved in our first online lotto draw on Wednesday 3rd June. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

There was no winner of our second draw on May 27th. Lucky Dip winners of €20 of the May 20th draw were Ian McQuaid, Audrey Dolan, Brendan McCaffrey and Austin Corrigan. Congratulations.

The Scotstown GAA online Lotto Draw takes place every Wednesday at 8:30pm with

last entries at 8pm. The draw is conducted on-line and is fully automated using secure facilities.

There are 4 numbers to choose from a range of 1 to 31.

Match the 4 numbers to win the Jackpot of €2,200.

If no jackpot winner €100 is rolled over to the following week.

Also if there is no jackpot winner there will be lucky dips.

Next draw Wednesday 10th June at 8:30pm.

Ciste Draw

Our March, April and May Ciste tickets will be rolled into the next draw, which we hope to host as soon as it is possible, on the last Saturday of the appropriate month. In the meantime we have started an online lotto, (see note above).

An Bhoth Face Masks

We have An Bhoth Face Masks for sale. In light of guidance on the role of face coverings in the community in response to Covid 19, we are now taking orders of An Bhoth Face coverings (see our social media platforms for images) for 3 Euro each. There are 2 sizes, adult and youth. They are reusable and washable at 60 degrees. Please contact either Pauline at 085 119 7063 or Aine at 089 200 6820. The first batch arrived during the week! Thanks to everyone involved in organising this initiative.

Kerry Foods and Monaghan GAA Generous Donation of meals

We again like to give thanks and praise to Kerry Foods branch in Carrickmacross in conjunction with Monaghan GAA for providing us and other clubs around the county with free Frozen Ready Meals for vulnerable people who are in need of assistance during this Covid 19 crisis. A big thank you to all our volunteers who delivered 94 meals around the parish last Thursday. This service is will be coming to an end soon. Please contact Cormac on 087 6504979 or a committee member for more information.

Our continuing community help and assistance

As we move on further into the month of May, we would like to continue and reinforce our message that we are here to help. In light of the ongoing concerns and impacts to our daily lives over Covid-19, since March, Scotstown GAA would like to reassure those in our community that we are here to help. The health and wellbeing of our community is very important at this time and we can phone and have a chat with those that are alone or vulnerable check if they need anything, groceries, medicines, a friendly voice and reassuring chat can help.

If you are living away from the parish and have relatives that may need a hand getting in medicines or shopping or simply checking in with them, contact Cormac on 087 6504979 or any committee member. Please private message on the Scotstown GAA Facebook page with any other suggestions on how we can help over the next while. We will keep you updated on our Facebook page and we are and will look out for each other. As stated elsewhere in these notes there are leaflets with crucial local numbers and information available throughout the parish.

Please follow the HSE and government guidelines which are frequently posted. We hope to be moving into Phase 2 of the Roadmap of Reopening the Country next Monday 8th June and all being well GAA activities can commence during phase 4 on July 20th (as outlined above). We would also like to praise and thank the front-line staff in the services during this time and all the goodwill that is happening in our community. Thanks everyone for abiding by the stay at home, washing hands and social distancing guidelines and for being patient during this time.

Also, an appropriate version in these times for our Making Your Céili initiative is “Phone your Céili”. We ask that all in the club to be conscious of all the venerable and vulnerable people in our parish and not to assume that someone else will think of them. Please check in on people over the phone, but please be mindful that you cannot visit people until the restrictions are lifted.

There are Tydavnet Parish Community Health and Wellbeing leaflet of crucial local numbers and contact information for people in our community. These leaflets are going out through the local shops, churches etc. Many thanks to all our volunteers involved.

Stay safe.

Mass online in Tydavnet Parish

Mass will feature every Sunday 11:30am live on Facebook during the current restrictions on social gatherings. You can find it on the Facebook page “Tydavnet Parish RC Churches” and we are sharing it on our own Scotstown GAA page. Well done and thanks to everyone involved.

Kilmore walking track is expected to re-open soon.

The GAA has issued further guidance on Walking tracks in response to the possible entry into Phase 2 of the Country’s re-opening roadmap, next Monday 8th June. We are expecting a definitive statement this week and will post the details on our Social media platforms. The re-opening of the Kilmore walking track would be a welcome boost to our community, however only walking will be permitted at the grounds. We will post what the guidance will be at the track, should we be given the go ahead. In the meantime the track remains closed and we urge motorists to take extra care on the roads to be mindful of the probable increase of pedestrian usage. We also encourage our walkers to heed the advice of good walking on the road practice.

Our thanks to Healthcare and essential workers

We would like to show our continued appreciation and thanks to the healthcare workers for saving so many lives and treating people to full recovery during the pandemic. We also thank all the people involved in the essential goods and services that are keeping us safe, connected and fed, and everyone for their patience in abiding to the guidelines as we move through the phases. Stay safe.

Thanks to Monaghan GAA

We would like to thank Monaghan GAA for all their updates, keeping us informed and for sharing some our posts on their Social Media platform.

Monaghan County Council Covid 19 Community Call

We would like to thank Monaghan County Council for their continued support for vulnerable people in the county with their helpdesk. This is dedicated FREE contact number 1 800 804 158 with the lines open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week and responds to people in need with a wide range of co-ordinated community resources available to assist.

One Good Coach initiative

There is a new online mental health course called One Good Coach™. It may be designed with coaches in mind, however the 40-minute content should prove equally informative to Healthy Club or Children’s Officers, any other club or county volunteers that work with young people, or even interested parents or young people themselves. The GAA, LGFA, and the Camogie Association, in partnership with Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health have co-produced and delivered this and links to the course is available on the Scotstown GAA Facebook page.

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